Forgetting to Live

Forgetting to Live

I often find myself in a state of what I call ‘forgetting to live’ and wasting my time away thinking about what I want from life, what I need to tackle and other life worries. I know this is a habit I’ve had since I was a child and every now and then I’ve tried to...
Me, Silence and Self-Compassion

Me, Silence and Self-Compassion

Setting the Scene I feel the need to mention here that I have experienced very little actual silence in my life.  By the time I was born, there was already a big brother, followed by 2 more siblings, I then married and have had 4 wonderful children, now blessed with a...
Savouring rather than mindfulness?

Savouring rather than mindfulness?

Using savouring to expand our mindful experiences into appreciation There is a great deal of information out there that suggests we should engage in being more mindfully in the present moment. This blog explores what this means, and considers whether savouring might...
Mindfulness with children

Mindfulness with children

Children are amazing because they are mindful. When a child is shy they may express their feelings of shyness without fear, they are just ‘being’. They may be open to and aware of what they are experiencing in that moment without repression. Children start life...
Mandalas and Adult Colouring

Mandalas and Adult Colouring

It is almost two years since I was introduced to the idea of colouring Mandalas as a form of relaxation.  I was in Phoenix on a work trip and got talking to one of my crew colleagues on the flight over.  She told me that she had started colouring Mandalas when her...
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